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It has been a pretty exciting period for college basketball fans, with NCAA March Madness in full swing and only four teams left to contend for the NCAA Championship.

The tournament has certainly lived up to the hype and, while it lasts, we have a special deal to bring to you our readers who own or are into collecting sports DVDs. Leading multimedia software provider Digiarty has an ongoing promotion specifically for March Madness enthusiasts which includes a number of guaranteed prizes.

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On offer is the best program out there for ripping sports DVDs, the 3.1 WINX DVD Ripper Platinum, which could be bought from here

The software allows users to:

  • Rip sports DVDs, DVD movies, TV series, and homemade DVDs to videos.
  •  Rip DVD to MP4, HEVC/H.265, H.264, MOV, FLV, MPEG4, and 350+ formats
  •  Save DVD to hard drive, iPhone, iPad, Android, tablet, car media player, TV, computer.
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  •  Rip a full DVD at No.1 fast speed (within 5 mins) using Level-3 Hardware Acceleration tech

Also on offer is the 3.1 WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe, a tool that enables the processing of 4K sports videos that could be checked out here.

The convertor also:

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Apart from all of the aforementioned perks, readers who purchase one or both of these tools will enjoy 40 percent off, as well as a guaranteed free gift. The prizes for every 50 participants are as follows:

  •  1st Prize (x1): Bose Bluetooth sports earphone
  •  2nd Prize (x5): Wilson basketball
  •  3rd Prize (x10): sports bottle
  •  4th Prize (x34): iPhone manager 1-year license. Transfer photos, videos, music, and more data between iPhone and computer without data erasing.

This deal is only available until April 4 so it’s encouraged that readers act quickly.

March Madness Talking Points

As for March Madness, the remainder of the tournament promises to be very exciting as bitter rivals Duke and North Carolina are set to square off in the Final Four for the very first time. Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski is fully intent on closing his career out with another trophy and it will be very interesting to see how this plays out.

In leading his team to victory over Arkansas last weekend, Coach K booked a trip to the Final Four a record 13 times, passing former UCLA coach John Wooden in such regard. A sixth NCAA Championship is now in his headlights but the formidable Tar Heels are standing in his way.

North Carolina progressed to the Final Four with a win that ended St. Peters’ dream run to the Elite Eight. They’re now looking to break Coach K’s heart again, having ruined his final home game at Cameron Indoor in early March with a 94-81 win that saw four Tar Heels players score 20-plus points. The loss took away Duke’s hopes of becoming the No.1 seed but they should feel a lot better now that they’ve outlasted Gonzaga in the tournament.

The other matchup will see Villanova take on Kansas. The Wildcats ousted the Houston Cougars 50-44 to make it to the Final Four but it was a bittersweet experience as they lost Justin Moore and will be without him for as long as their season lasts. The guard suffered a torn Achilles tendon during the final minute of the win and the team was shown lamenting on the sidelines in the aftermath..

Meanwhile, the Jayhawks have set up a 16th appearance in the Final Four and a fourth under the tutelage of coach Bill Self with a 76-50 win over the Miami Hurricanes, who were also having a dream run in the tournament. 

How To Watch

Both of the Final Four games will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans this coming Saturday. They will also both be aired on TBS, with Villanova vs. Kansas kicking off at 6:09 PM and UNC vs. Duke at 8:49 PM.

Streaming options include: YouTube TV, Hulu+ Live TV, DirecTV Stream and Sling’s Orange and Blue packages.

The winners of these respective fixtures will square off in Monday’s National Championship Game at the Superdome. The final will also be aired on TBS.